David Satter

David Satter has written four books about Russia, including, most recently, The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin, now available in paperback. He is the only American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the end of the Cold War.

David Satter has written four books about Russia, including, most recently, The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin, now available in paperback. He is the only American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the end of the Cold War.

Russia and Syria

The meeting in Dublin today between Secretary of State Clinton, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, and mediator Lakhdar Brahimi could lead to new international pressure on the Syrian regime. Any ...

Russia Says ‘Nyet’ to USAID

The decision of the Putin regime to end two decades of work by the U.S. Agency for International Development in Russia reflects its determination to disable the growing protest movement ...
Politics & Policy

Russia’s Choice

On the surface, Moscow has never looked more prosperous. High-end restaurants are full. Cyclists, strollers, and rollerbladers crowd Gorky Park. Newly built skyscrapers give the city a modern skyline, and ...

Punk-Rock Authoritarianism

The opening of the trial of a Russian female punk band for an unsanctioned performance in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral in which they called on the Virgin Mary to ...

Putin Looks for an Enemy

The accusation by President Putin that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was inciting protests in Russia over the falsification in the recent elections foreshadows the future of U.S.-Russian relations. The Putin ...

Russia Wakes Up

The appearance of 5,000 to 10,000 people in the streets of Moscow on Monday to protest fraud in the December 4 parliamentary elections is more than just a surprising event. ...

Russia Wakes Up

The appearance of 5,000 to 10,000 persons on the streets of Moscow Monday protesting fraud in the December 4 parliamentary elections is more than just a surprising event. It signals ...